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Ohio has a long and illustrious history of involvement with the Olympic Games. It was the home, for instance, of the man many consider to be the greatest Olympian of all — track and field’s Jesse Owens. The “Buckeye Bullet” competed for The Ohio State University after completing his high school career at Cleveland East Tech. At OSU, Owens’ most notable achievement was setting or tying four world records in less than an hour during the 1935 Big Ten championships. That afternoon helped set the stage for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, where Owens won four gold medals under the cloud of Nazi Germany. His victories in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, the long jump and the 4x100-meter relay were seen as a public humiliation of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s ideology. In the years following Owens’ triumph in Germany, a number of Ohio track and field athletes built upon his legacy. Another Clevelander, Harrison Dillard, won the 100 meters in 1948 in London, then followed that with a gold in the 110-meter hurdles four years later in Helsinki, Finland. He is still the only male Olympian to win both events. Dayton’s Edwin Moses brought home Olympic gold in 1976 and 1984 with triumphs in the 400-meter hurdles. Off the track, archer Darrell Pace of Cincinnati won golds in 1976 and 1984. In fact, he and Moses are the only two Americans to win events in each of those Olympiads. Because of the state’s lack of mountains and consistent snowfall, Ohioans haven’t done as well in the Winter Olympics. In 2002, though, Granville’s Lea Ann Parsley returned from Salt Lake City with a silver medal in skeleton, a sledding sport comparable to luge, that features speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. A fine overall athlete, Parsley happened upon skeleton while doing research online. Three years before winning her medal, she gave the sport a shot … and caught on quickly.

Jesse Owens salutes the USA flag at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin (photograph courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch)

Words to Know: illustrious Olympian humiliation Nazi ideology legacy consistent luge For Discussion: 1. How did Jesse Owens humiliate Adolf Hitler and his beliefs? 2. Name one of the two Americans to win gold medals at the ’76 and ’84 Summer Olympics. What do the two men have in common? 3. Why do Ohioans do better in the Summer Olympics than in the Winter Olympics? 4. How did Lea Ann Parsley first find out about her sport of skeleton?

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Newspaper Activity: Many different sports make up the Winter and Summer Olympics. Different sports are covered in your newspaper’s sports section each day. Turn to the Sports Section and determine how many different sports are covered. Next determine how many stories about each sport are in today’s newspaper. Graph your results. “Ohio: The Inside Story” is produced through a grant from The Ohio Newspapers Foundation, a nonprofit charitable and educational organization affiliated with The Ohio Newspaper Association. This is one of a series of 24 Ohio profiles.

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and neighboring county school districts with a weekly newspaper learning project If you would like to be that promotes reading and community journalism as a foundation for communication skills, utilizing the Piqua Daily Call, the Sidney Daily News, the an NIE Sponsor Record Herald and the Troy Daily News as quality educational resource tools. please contact Dana Wolfe Thank you to our sponsors! The generous contributions of our sponsors and I-75 Group Newspapers vacation donors help us provide free newspapers to community classrooms as well as support NIE activities. To sponsor NIE or donate your newspaper while on vacation, contact NIE Coordinator Dana Wolfe or 440-5211 at or (937) 440-5211


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